Companion Training

Program Description

Companion Training provides immigrant women with skills and knowledge to fulfill the companionship needs of seniors or individuals with disabilities or long term health issues. Clients will receive training in effective communication, supportive listening, stimulating leisure activities, maintaining daily schedules, ethics, abuse prevention, infection prevention, and medication assistance. This project supports immigrant women who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5-6.

Project Details

  • 8 weeks of in-class training (20 hours/week)
  • 4 weeks work experience (20-25 hours/week)
    • Occupational skill development
    • Certificates in First Aid and CPR Level C and WHIMS
    • Employment skills development
  • You will receive training in
    • Effective communication
    • Personal care
    • Promoting physical activities
    • Maintaining daily schedules
    • Household management
    • Dementia care
    • Medication assistance
    • Canadian workplace culture

Eligible Clients

This project supports immigrant women who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5-6 are eligible to apply.

Additional Program Information

  • January 31 – April 22, 2022
  • May 30 – August 19, 2022
  • September 26 – December 16, 2022

For more information, please email companiontraining@ciwa-online.com

Funded by:

Alberta